Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 23:12 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Perhaps most likely to raise some eyebrows is that Ubuntu 13.04 will let users purchase music or apps directly from the desktop Dash, without having to open a browser or a separate client." That's going to go down well.
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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 04:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

It's amazing that anyone would willingly stick around for the rocky road Canonical is taking its Ubuntu users for a ride on.

That said, it's not a surprise that something that was initially released as an incomplete piece of crap that could only get less crappy (Unity) is actually supposedly being improved.

I heard Fedora comes with Unity; it'll be amusing (yet not surprising) if they don't include all these layers of spyware that Canonical is integrating into Unity.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by allanregistos on Wed 12th Dec 2012 05:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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It's amazing that anyone would willingly stick around for the rocky road Canonical is taking its Ubuntu users for a ride on.

Have you ever used their server version?

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 05:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I never really needed it, but to be honest I would probably choose a different distribution for server machines. It might not be the most "correct" way of looking at things depending on who ask, but when I think servers Ubuntu is the last distro to come to mind. And Canonical has given me reasons to distrust them as a corporation with their actions regarding their desktop OS, so I won't be rushing to forgive them any time soon to try their latest server release. They've raised privacy issues and made it clear that they have a selfish agenda that takes top priority over their users, which they only keep reinforcing (to the point that this story is really nothing new).

First spyware, now adware--all installed automatically with the system. No thanks; the trust is long gone.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Soulbender on Wed 12th Dec 2012 05:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-08-18

It's amazing that anyone would willingly stick around for the rocky road Canonical is taking its Ubuntu users for a ride on.


What's even more amazing is the sheer number of butthurt complainers that come out every time there's a Ubuntu news item.
We get it, you don't use it. Now grow up and move on.
Or maybe....
Here's an idea; how about I whine and complain in every RH/CentOS/Suse/whatever item about how much I think they suck? That would be fun, wouldn't it?

Edited 2012-12-12 05:13 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by WereCatf on Wed 12th Dec 2012 05:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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2006-02-15

What's even more amazing is the sheer number of butthurt complainers that come out every time there's a Ubuntu news item.
We get it, you don't use it. Now grow up and move on.
Or maybe....
Here's an idea; how about I whine and complain in every RH/CentOS/Suse/whatever item about how much I think they suck? That would be fun, wouldn't it?


I have to agree. I don't like Unity, I don't like the shopping lens, but do I spend my time going around bashing Ubuntu? Nope, I don't. Why not? Because I realize that they're still trying to be the Joe Blow - friendly distro, they're trying to be a complete experience instead of just yet-another randomly-hashed collection of F/OSS software, and they are willing to try things others seemingly aren't.

Yes, Canonical is a corporation and quite obviously there's the wish that they could turn out profit from their operation. But that in and of itself doesn't necessarily mean Ubuntu is a bad product or that they're out only for our money; what most of the whiners seem to be completely oblivious to is the fact that for many Joe Blows things like the one mentioned here in the title are actually welcome -- it doesn't matter what you, the niche group, think as you're already technically capable enough to remove the things you don't like!

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 12th Dec 2012 05:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Here's an idea; how about I whine and complain in every RH/CentOS/Suse/whatever item about how much I think they suck? That would be fun, wouldn't it?

Except that unlike Microsoft, Apple and more recently as of the last several years Ubuntu, those you mentioned aren't making the news regularly for pulling off generally questionable tactics, including potential breaches of privacy. There may be a few exceptions here and there on occasion, but Ubuntu seems to be the one continuing to make all the headlines--and usually in a negative way.

Edited 2012-12-12 05:45 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Luminair
by zima on Sun 16th Dec 2012 13:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Luminair"
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2005-07-06

What's even more amazing is the sheer number of butthurt complainers that come out every time there's a Ubuntu news item.

What's even more "funny" - Ubuntu is quite likely the only desktop distro really growing... (compare http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-10/SquidRepor... with http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2011-10/SquidRepor... ...it's also funny to point out to them those Wikimedia stats)

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